With sorrow of heart I share that my grandmother passed today at the age of 90. It was her birthday.
It was so hard to sing happy birthday and hold her arm a few minutes later, bidding farewell.
Below is my expression of love to her. I will miss you, grandmother.
My Grandmother, 90 years old today
Bastion of strength, no compromise
Wisdom in tight sealed lips display
When she speaks it is a surprise.
My earliest memory, not harsh or mean
Little child I was, broke sewing machine.
Said I was sorry, she quickly forgave,
This once, my bottom did save.
Once, she planted some flowers and pumpkins,
That was the day she swatted my rumpkins.
Out of my mouth came filth and cursing,
Remember I do, a backhand no mercy.
All through her life she listened to my concern,
Her cinnamon rolls did the talking,
If we were snarky, grill cheese burn,
Our tasty vittles smoking.
Her life resilient example of enduring through pain,
We picked up commodities from church in the pouring rain.
She was the one who listened when peers said kill yourself,
Her eyes spoke volumes. Her heart untold wealth.
She could read our minds when we played games, and always she would win,
How I long for her loving eyes to look at me again.
She is gone now to see Jesus sweet,
First to throw crown, at His beloved feet.
I miss her much, love you so,words cannot express,
Your quiet strength, example set to weather storm with finesse
In loving memory of my grandmother.